rm -rf does not delete folder contents but instead creates another empty one

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http://superuser.com – I'm currently writing a start script for a minecraft game server. In this script I included a backup script. This backup script works almost perfect but instead of deleting a folders contents it just creates another one (similarilly named) and does not do anything with the targeted folder. I'm using this command: rm -rf "$MINECRAFT_PATH/server.log backups/*" This command is executed in a bash script. The variable $MINECRAFT_PATH does contain the correct path. The folder created has this name: server.log.backups (Note the dot between log and backups). But the targeted folder has this name: s (HowTos)